Rand McNally has updated and added several new features to its IntelliRoute TND 720 truck GPS device. The new software also is available to owners of existing IntelliRoute TND 720s via a Rand McNally Dock update.
The new software release includes real-time fuel prices, local search, and a premium enhanced traffic service. In addition to the new features, Rand McNally announced that drivers who purchase and register a new IntelliRoute TND 720 LM or an IntelliRoute TND 520 LM device between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2013, are eligible to receive one of the premium features – Traffic Everywhere – complimentary for one year.
“The new software release, our ongoing lifetime maps program, and now our offer of a free year of the most comprehensive traffic service available, all reflect our ongoing commitment to providing cost saving features to the professional driver,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO.
The new software update features both premium and standard connected services, available via WiFi, including:
- Traffic Everywhere, which helps drivers avoid costly delays with real-time and predictive analytics for the road ahead and will show drivers what to expect before key junctions. Powered by INRIX, Traffic Everywhere is a premium service that will be available for purchase via the Rand McNally Dock for an annual fee of $19.99.
- Fuel prices powered by gasbuddy.com. This feature, available at no cost, provides up-to-date fuel prices in real-time along a route and nearby. Includes diesel and gas prices. In addition, fuel prices and fuel stop icons can be shown on a map and in list format, viewable by brand, price, or distance to location.
- Local search is an Internet-based search that finds points of interest on the device using a free-form keyword search, such as “steak”, “haircut” or “tools” to find locations that provide the requested item or service. There is no cost for this feature.
Other features of the 720 include lifetime maps and construction updates, truck-specific maps and routing, a compare routes function, team driver timers, address book transfers and fuel economy tracking.